The Voice of Rural Health!TM

MRHA is a non-profit, membership organization missioned to strengthen the health, health care and well-being of rural Minnesotans through leadership, advocacy, education and collaboration.

MRHA is the leading coordinating and advocacy organization for strengthening health and health care for rural Minnesotans.


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Rural Health Advocacy Certificate Program (July 2016-February 2017) STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
Tired of being frustrated with policies that hurt your organization and those you serve? Everything from reimbursement policies, to overwhelming mandates, paperwork and bureaucracy snarl our world and that of patients and clients.  Want to do something NOW to make a positive difference?  Then register for this dynamic eight-month program that will equip you for effective rural health advocacy with policy makers in St. Paul and Washington, D.C.  Learn from public policy experts, legislators and seasoned advocacy professionals.  Develop and present your own stories - effectively, in a manner that gets attention and action!

  • In The Beginning: Understanding Public Policy, People and Systems
  • Telling Stories:  Crafting Your Messages for Public Policy Impact
  • Taking It To The Streets:  Sharing Your Story One-On-One
  • Be Prepared:  Practicing Your Pitch
  • Resiliency: Bouncing Back from Adversity
  • Refining The Process:  Making The Impact
  • Practicum: Day On The Hill (taking your story to legislators, staff)
  • Debriefing: Wins/Losses/Draws - What Went Well/Not So Well?
  • Celebrating Success - Certificate of Completion

The cost is only $1,000, and this first course is limited to the first 20 registrants.  Learn how to be an effective rural health advocate, and make a positive difference in policies that impact our world!  To register, simply email


Check your Pulse! - Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for June 2016: Click here

Check your Pulse! - Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for May 2016: Click here

 We need you on the team! Become an MRHA member:
Fill out the official MRHA Membership form (Downloadable PDF) and return it with your membership fee to:

  Minnesota Rural Health Association
  P.O. Box 421
  Waite Park, MN 56387

MRHA Rural Health Report to the Minnesota Legislature:
The State of Minnesota Rural Health 2015 (Downloadable PDF)

MRHA 2015 Legislation Summary:
MRHA - 2015 Legislation Summary (Downloadable PDF)

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Minnesota Rural Health Association is a member of the National Rural Health Association.(NRHA)
P.O. Box 421, Waite Park, MN 56387| 952-923-5265
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